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Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Our year was mostly spent preparing for Tucker and then adjusting to life with two kids. 

Babies are a bit all consuming it seems. 

Tucker just turned 4 months old on Christmas Day.

We love him and he's a mellow soul to help balance out our crazy family. He's still a TOTAL mama's boy, and although it's exhausting to be the one he always wants... no one has ever made me feel loved quite like he does. Tucker has eyes only for his mama and he lights up or calms down as soon as he sees me. 
I'm so grateful for this baby boy.

Tucker Stats:
14 lbs 
According to a study we're in at UNC, 
he's testing 2 months ahead in visual, language and fine motor skills!
He's a tad behind in gross motor skills--boy does not want to do tummy time and learn how to roll!
(of course when you can howl and people pick you up why do the hard stuff?)
His eyes are looking more and more brown
His hair is coming in "thick" (for a tippets ;)
He goes to bed at 9:30 and can often sleep til 4:30 or 5
But if not, he'll be up every 2 hours... ooy

Zoey is a crazy whirlwind of a 2 year old! 

We are fully in the throes of tantrums, screaming phase, picky eating, and asserting her independence. 
The doctor says it's because her language skills are so advanced...
whatever that's supposed to mean.
She is a clever girl and often keeps us laughing with her impeccable logic. 
She seems to regularly prove us wrong, or provide a sound argument for what she wants. 
It's a real challenge to feel like we're effectively parenting her,
but when she's interested in being "good" she's about as sweet as they come. 
My favorite is when she comes up out of the blue and says,
"Mama, I love you sooo much!"

Cary and I are exhausted and happy. 

Here's to a fabulous 2014! 


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